WIC Week Calendar of Events Released

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Check out our full list of WIC Week Events in the Midlands!

If you are a professional in the construction/architecture/engineering industry please join us for any of these events as they are open to members and non-members!

Instructions for how to register is included or if you need any further information email us at nawiccolumbia@gmail.com

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.


Chapter Civic Project – North Central High School

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On the evening of January 11, 2020 North Central High School in Kershaw County, SC was hit by an F2 tornado. As you can see by the pictures there was massive damage. Currently, there is an immediate need for school supplies for 40 teachers. The school serves 9th-12th grades. Faculty, teachers and students will have to finish the remainder of the school year at a local vocational rehab building.

Thank you for all the school supply and monetary donations that were made for North Central High School in aftermath of the tornado that demolished their school!

Chapter member, Vanessa Tremblay Trimnal of Waste Management met with Asst. Principal Meredith Kirkland to drop off the donations at the school district vocational center where the school is currently relocated to.



Chapter Open House Social – Beautiful Weather and Great Company!

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Thank you to all the members and guests who attended the annual NAWIC Social at McCrory Construction. Another year that this event has been blessed with wonderful weather for a rooftop event!

New members were inducted tonight as part of the festivities and we look forward to seeing some of the new faces at more NAWIC events.

Thank you Membership Committee for your hard work on putting this successful event together👏🖐👍


Join Us for Chapter Open House Social – February 4th!

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Please join us for our open house social on Tuesday, February 4th! Learn what our chapter initiatives are, meet wonderful ladies from our industry, enjoy good food and fellowship.

This social is for members and non-members so invite your co-workers or bring a guest, we would love to see you there!

RSVP at https://m.bpt.me/event/4502126

Join Us for the NAWIC South Atlantic Spring Forum March 27-29, 2020…

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Join us for the NAWIC South Atlantic Region Spring Forum March 28th-29th in Staunton, VA!

Hosted by the Richmond, VA #141 and Roanoke Valley #226 Chapters, the theme for this year’s conference is Connect-Grow-Share – connect with others, grow your knowledge, and share your passion.

If you are in the construction industry and looking for professional group to connect with please join us as a member or non-member for this event. See preliminary schedule of sessions and register at www.nawicsa.org

The purpose is to highlight the roles women play in the world of construction, coach them on everyday obstacles encountered on the job, and hone soft skills to strengthen and amplify their success in the construction industry.

NAWIC members are women who hold positions in diverse fields including architecture, general contractors, subcontracting, material suppliers, engineers, construction news services, and construction trade associations.

Currently, there are more than 913,000 women employed in construction. Since becoming a national organization in 1955, we have grown from 16 founding members to more than 6,000 members throughout the United States and Canada. We even have a presence in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.


Block Kids Competition Day!

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Fantastic day at our annual Block Kids event! Huge thank you to the Green Charter School of the Midlands for their partnership for the event and support. Thank you to the parents, participants, judges and volunteers who made this event successful!

Block Kids 2020 NAWIC Columbia, SC Chapter #113 Winners:

Kindergarten 1st Place: Reagan P.

First Grade 1st Place: Addeline V.

Second Grade 1st Place: Zachary L.

Third Grade 1st Place: Sarah K.

Fourth Grade 1st Place: Alexis M.

Fifth Grade 1st Place: Jack H.

Sixth Grade 1st Place: Yonathan H.

Overall Competition Award: Alexis M. 4th Grade

Great job to all the builders and winners! See you next year👍



Chapter Civic Project – Lighthouse for Life Freedom Bags

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Yesterday afternoon, members Krystal Young and Mandi Ellis had the pleasure of delivering 69 freedom bags to Lighthouse For Life for sex trafficking victims. The bags were collected and donated by the members and supporters of Columbia NAWIC Chapter #113 this quarter’s civic project.

They were able to talk to LFL representatives for about 45 minutes. While there, they were notified of the statistics from 2019 report regarding human trafficking. It was a real eye opener seeing their excitement in knowing what they are doing is making a true difference!

Please spread the message regarding human trafficking.. it is here.. in our town, city, county and state. It is in our children’s schools and in our own neighborhoods. This is real and it needs awareness!


Chapter 2020 Friends of NAWIC Sponsors Announced

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Our chapter would like to announce and thank the companies who have signed on to be our 2020 annual Friends of NAWIC supporters! Without these companies we would not be able to do the work or the initiatives for our industry this upcoming year!

Builder’s Club: Hood Construction, Mashburn Construction and McCrory Construction

Blueprint Club: Carolina Tap & Bore, Southern Commercial Development, Waste Management and Watts & Associates

Craftsmen Club: AssuredPartners, Owens-Fisher Construction & Sign It Quick

Hard Hat Club: Achelpohl Roofing & Sheetmetal, AOS Specialty Contractors, Binswanger Glass, Edcon Inc, Nucor Buildings Group, Palmetto Metal Products, Precision Plumbing of Sandy Run, Powell Electric of Columbia, Rabon Enterprises, Specialty Woodworks and Watertight Systems

Again thank you and our chapter is blessed to have you as supporters!